Massive Growth & New Fiscal Imbalances

President Trump’s proposed tax plan will create 3,000,000 new jobs and 5 percent economic growth in the first year alone. But the tax cuts and proposed additional spending will translate to large future fiscal imbalances for taxpayers in the coming years, according to an analysis from the NCPA.

SEC Will Not Enforce Questionable Dodd-Frank Provision

Dallas, TX (4/12/2017) – The tireless work of the National Center for Policy Analysis and Senior Fellow Dr. David Grantham paid off last week when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed not to enforce the problematic conflict minerals provision tucked deep inside the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This decision falls in line with recommendations made by Dr. Grantham dating back to November 2015.

NCPA’s John R. Graham Appointed to Trump Administration

Dallas, TX (4/5/17) – President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), Jim Amos, has released the following statement on the news of the appointment of John R. Graham as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The Breadlines of America

The American Dream is about the opportunity to buy bread, it is not about the government mandating you to wait in a breadline. The American promise comes from a culture of hard work that enables success, not culture of dependency that corrodes peoples inherent human dignity.   

The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Slow Obamacare’s Collapse through Rulemaking

Obamacare is enrolling too many sick people and too few healthy ones to prevent a death spiral. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has proposed a new rule to stabilize the Obamacare markets for individual health insurance. This was the first rule issued since Dr. Tom Price was appointed HHS secretary. The proposed Market Stabilization rule includes a number of measures to prevent people from entering the market when sick and exiting when healthy.

Terrorism in Latin America (Part One): The Infiltration of Islamic Extremists

The threat from Islamic extremists in Latin America remains an overlooked aspect of U.S. national security strategy. And the threat is worsening – not “waning” as the Obama administration claimed about Iran in 2013. The Trump administration should shift U.S. priorities in Latin America to strategies that preemptively disrupt the financial networks of Islamists, aid allied governments with legal and law enforcement support, and increase intelligence-gathering capabilities in the region.

The Economic Effects of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently analyzed the effect of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act on federal revenues and the uninsured. There was much hype about their conclusions that 24 million people would be added to the ranks of the uninsured (although about 14 million of those would choose not to buy insurance because they would no longer be forced to). Also, federal deficits would fall by $337 billion over 10 years. However, the CBO did not measure the economic effects of repealing some of the most burdensome aspects of Obamacare, which would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and increase Americans’ personal incomes.